|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Charles Mackay. (18141889) (continued)|
| The king can drink the best of wine|
So can I;
And has enough when he would dine
So have I;
And can not order rain or shine
Nor can I.
Then wheres the differencelet me see
Betwixt my lord the king and me?
| If happy I and wretched he,|
Perhaps the king would change with me.
|Ellen Sturgis Hooper. (18161841)|
| I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty;|
I woke, and found that life was Duty. 1
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly;
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee.
| Life a Duty.|
|John Godfrey Saxe. (18161887)|
| Im growing fonder of my staff;|
Im growing dimmer in the eyes;
Im growing fainter in my laugh;
Im growing deeper in my sighs;
Im growing careless of my dress;
Im growing frugal of my gold;
Im growing wise; Im growingyes,
Im growing old!
| Im growin old.|
William Maccall (c. 1830):
Straight is the line of Duty,
Curved is the line of Beauty,
Follow the straight line, thou hall see
The curved line ever follow thee. [back]